Recent member news: 3/22/2018

March 21, 2018

CEO named for Spokane’s new 100-bed psych hospital
Dorothy L. Sawyer has been hired as the chief executive of the 100-bed psychiatric hospital scheduled to open this fall in Spokane. The new hospital is a cooperative effort between Fairfax Behavioral Health and Providence Health Care.

CFO of the Year: Anna Loomis of MultiCare Health System says expect more health care mergers
Anna Loomis, CFO of MultiCare, is one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s honorees for CFO of the Year.

CHI Franciscan Health CEO Ketul Patel has health care in his blood
CHI Franciscan CEO Ketul Patel comes from a family of medical professionals, so he knows just how complex health care can be.

Garfield coach inspires his team with his winning attitude towards life
When he started kidney dialysis in January 2017 at Northwest Kidney Centers’ clinic on Broadway, he simply scheduled his dialysis appointments to fit his golf schedule. This winning attitude – both on and off the links – keeps him going.

Milestone: OMC gains quality assurance certification
This certification demonstrates the hospital is working in a manner that organizes processes, improves the efficiency of processes and continually improves, according to a news release.

New Samaritan emergency room has more flexibility
The remodeled emergency room at Samaritan Hospital provides more flexibility for treatment, quicker treatment and more privacy for patients, and more security for patients and staff.

PMH staff offer free colon cancer screenings
With colo-rectal cancer as the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, PMH Medical Center is offering free colon cancer pre-screenings.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance oncology leaders to receive international awards
Nancy Davidson, MD, FASCO, will receive the ASCO 2018 Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award and Lecture. Julie Gralow, MD, FASCO, will receive the ASCO 2018 Humanitarian Award.

Talbert’s tale of survival
Ben Talbert, the assistant principal at West Auburn High School, continues his fight with kidney disease with help from Northwest Kidney Centers.

Two new MultiCare clinics opening in South Sound
Two new MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care clinics are scheduled to open in the South Sound area this month.


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